Ever wondered how teenagers have changed over the past six decades? The clothes they wear? The cars they drive? The people they hang out with? You're in luck. The Teen Years is a new exhibition at the Joseph Bellows Gallery in San Diego, California, featuring a selection of both vintage and contemporary photographs that address the physical, social, and emotional aspects of adolescence, and the formation of identity.
The images – which go back to the early 1960s – present a collective portrait of youth: its awkwardness, innocence, fury, elation, beauty and trepidation. Photographers include Joseph Sterling, Edward Sturr, Enrico Natali, Elaine Mayes, Bevan Davies, Nacio Jan Brown, Melissa Shook, Harry Ibach, Duncan McCosker, Christine Osinski, Joan Albert, Sage Sohier, Mark Steinmetz, John Myers, Andrea Modica, Bill Yates, Roger Vail and others.
On show until 26 August 2016. More information can be found at www.josephbellows.com – La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037.
Via Joseph Bellows | All images courtesy of the gallery and respective owners. Main image: Edward Sturr, Coney Island 1963